Ater being announced last year, Los Angeles-based entertainment venture Sham Productions has acquired the film rights to author Alan Goldsher’s acclaimed Beatles/zombie remix novel, Paul Is Undead: The British Zombie Invasion. Sham President Barry M. Greenberg will produce Goldsher’s screen adaptation, with Goldsher attached as co-producer.
Published to rave reviews in June of 2010 by Gallery Books/Simon & Schuster, “Paul Is Undead” follows “the story of the zombified Fab Four, from their early days shuffling through the foul sewers of Liverpool, to the infamous Shea Stadium riot that almost destroyed New York, to the breakup that turned Abbey Road Studios into rubble.”
Of his screenplay, Goldsher says, “It’s loyal to the book’s oral history vibe. The film will be done mocumentary-style; I envision a big budget Behind The Music. You’ve got Mick Jagger as a zombie hunter, you’ve got Ringo Starr as a Ninja, and you’ve got John Lennon eating all the brains you can shake a guitar at, so I figure some lucky director will have a blast with this.”
Greenberg notes, “We’re thrilled to have “Paul Is Undead” as one of our first properties. Alan’s screenplay is original, hilarious, and, above all, really gross. Folks will be talking about the Sgt. Pepper bloodbath for years.”
The brainchild of veteran producer Barry M. Greenberg, Sham Production’s goal is threefold: To entertain, to tell stories, and to get stuff made. Sham’s productions, be they for film, television, or the Interweb, will be intelligent and accessible. And Sham intends to partner with the coolest of the cool, be it a writer, an actor, a director, or a fellow production company.